We invest in and support young social entrepreneurs

We believe in the potential of young entrepreneurs and their ability to have a significant impact in shaping their communities. We’re committed to providing you with the skills, connections, and financial resources to succeed:

  • Financing solutions that focus on your character rather than collateral
  • Consistent and comprehensive support for the development of your enterprise and for your growth as a young social entrepreneur
  • Learning and mentorship opportunities to build your business skills and industry knowledge

Do I qualify?

There are eligibility requirements you need to meet in order to be considered for a YSI support package:

  • Canadian citizenship or permanent residency status
  • Between 18-35 years of age
  • Operating a for-profit or non-profit social enterprise



Submissions and questions

Click the above button to access our web application.  We also offer an offline application in .docx format that can be found here.  Please submit only one application.  It is not necessary to submit an offline application if you have filed a web application.

Once completed, offline applications can be submitted to applications@youthsocialinnovation.org

If you have any questions regarding the organization, eligibility requirements, or the application itself, please feel free to contact us using the above email address.